Good news from Bolivia, of all places
at Publius Pundit
Now let’s face facts: Bolivians do not want communism. Most Bolivians do not want Evo Morales as their next president. Bolivians especially do not want Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez running their country as their newest satellite. Bolivia’s a nation in distress and they want to work their way out of it through free trade. Go see the local sentiment of Bolivians on Jim Schultz’s site – the tongue-lashing these local Bolivians give to the well-meaning left-leaning Berkeley gringo about his misreading of what’s going on in their country is unbelievable. Except when you realize that Bolivians also are marching in their thousands in the streets for free trade. The U.S.’s number one priority right now must be to extend a hand of equality, of better-living-through-free-trade to these gutsy Bolivians. There can’t be any more goofing off.
Meanwhile, in Venezuela, Hugo’s making the Beeb interviewer spit his coffee.
Also at the Beeb, Brazilians reject gun sales ban. If I lived in Brazil, I would have, too.